Vettel wins British Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

Vettel wins British Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

Hamilton ended up finishing second but with Sebastian Vettel winning, he has now extended his championship lead to eight points.

"A five-second penalty and a 10-second penalty doesn't appear to feel...ultimately it spoils the race".

The win was Vettel's fourth of the season, 51st of his career, and once-dominant champions Mercedes' first defeat at Silverstone since 2012 before the V6 turbo hybrid era started.

The accident followed a first-lap collision at the French Grand Prix, when the other Ferrari, driven by Vettel, drove into the other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. I, at least, would struggle to be that precise and take somebody out. I think it's easy to attack and have a great move and easy to have an incident.

Hamilton made his way past Bottas on the following lap, with Raikkonen then taking his countryman for third, and that is how the leading four cars would cross the line in a frenetic ending.

Polesitter Hamilton bogged down at the start, dropping him to third and putting him under pressure from Raikkonen on the approach to the Village complex.

Vettel also described how he had needed to "surprise" Valtteri Bottas for the manoeuvre at Brooklands that secured him, after a safety-car period, a dramatic Silverstone win.

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Such were the problems Bottas was having on his tyres, Hamilton soon took second and Raikkonen third, all the while being untroubled by two scrapping Red Bulls in their rear view mirrors.

"This is the greatest race of the year and this is the greatest crowd, and I am sorry that I want able to bring it home for you today but thank you so much for all your support", the Brit continued. "I gave it 1000 per cent and I didn't have any energy at the end", said Hamilton.

"My team did an incredible job this weekend, we got so much support".

"I locked the wheel and was behind his vehicle and ended up hitting Lewis on the rear corner", he said.

"He spun and it was my bad, but that is how it goes sometimes", said Raikkonen.

"It was my mistake".

Bottas did well to hold off Daniel Ricciardo for fourth as the Finn's tires dropped off dramatically, while Verstappen retired in the closing stages with gearbox issues. Pierre Gasly was 10th for Toro Rosso. Dutch 20-year-old Max Verstappen, victor in Austria last weekend, retired with a brake problem while running in fifth place.

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